What is another word for pitfall?

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Noun
A hidden or unsuspected danger or difficulty
“The following cases illustrate a new pitfall that can lead to treatment failure.”
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A danger or difficulty that is hidden or not easily recognized
“… buying a house can be full of pitfalls for the unwary.”
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Something that detracts or takes away
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Serious and immediate danger
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A thing likely to lure or tempt someone into harm or error
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A difficult or tangled situation
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The state or condition of being about to happen, imminent
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An extremely dangerous location, structure or device
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A surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position
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Scoundrel
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A person or thing used to mislead or lure someone into a trap
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A mark, blemish, or other imperfection which mars a substance or object
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The state of being difficult or bothersome
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An issue or problem requiring resolution
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