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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:00:00 AM
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pitfall

(noun) An unsuspected difficulty or danger.

Synonyms: booby trap

Usage: She's like a gentle little doe feeding on lilies—she doesn't dream of the pitfalls ahead of her.
KSPavan
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:18:42 AM

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pitfall
Definition: (noun) An unsuspected difficulty or danger.
Synonyms: booby trap
Usage: She's like a gentle little doe feeding on lilies—she doesn't dream of the pitfalls ahead of her.
Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 3:33:21 AM

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Daemon wrote:
pitfall

(noun) An unsuspected difficulty or danger.

Synonyms: booby trap

Usage: She's like a gentle little doe feeding on lilies—she doesn't dream of the pitfalls ahead of her.
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:52:56 AM

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Synonyms: booby trap
Usage: She's like a gentle little doe feeding on lilies—she doesn't dream of the pitfalls ahead of her.
Gina kooijman
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 10:38:05 AM

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I do not agree that the synonym for pitfall is booby trap. A pitfall is something that is accidental but a booby trap is something set on purpose.
TFD
Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2019 11:24:36 AM

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Gina kooijman wrote:
I do not agree that the synonym for pitfall is booby trap. A pitfall is something that is accidental but a booby trap is something set on purpose.


That's generally true of the most common sense of booby trap, but it is also used by extension in a way more synonymous with "pitfall."

See definition 2 at the top of the page here: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/booby+trap

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