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pitfall

noun
     
pit‧fall [countable usually plural]
a problem or difficulty that is likely to happen in a particular job, course of action, or activity
pitfall of
He gave me advice on how to avoid the pitfalls of the legal process.
the pitfalls associated with the purchase of a used car

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