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pitfall

noun abyss, catch, chasm, danger, dangerous spot, exposure to danger, exposure to harm, fovea, hazard, imminent danger, obstacle, peril, predicament, problem, quagmire, risk, risks, snare, threat, trap
See also: hazard, trap, trouble
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Davison succinctly shares his insider secrets to the pitfalls of trust deed lending by revealing clearly the inherent conflicts of interest between the investors and the mortgage brokers, the crippling high fractionalized lending model, the dangers in unimproved land speculation, the "creative math" of interest reserves, the commercial property myth, the gamble of future variations, and the inept nature of loan-to-own underwriting.
Of course, you can avoid this pitfall altogether by sticking to a basic typeface such as Arial that is available on almost all computers.
Day-in, day-out the guys will face these pitfalls when they are out and about in big cities.
While managing any relationship can have pitfalls, it is important to remember that the relationships you cultivate with your vendors can and will grow with each project.
Intended for surgeons dealing with head and neck neoplasm, each chapter gives a description of "pearls," as in pearls of wisdom, and pitfalls of particular areas in surgery.
In the July supplement article by Sean Casey, MD, "Workflow and 8 pitfalls that can impair a practice's efficiency," the graphs shown as Figures 1 and 2 were reversed.
The bonus material section furnishes more slide presentation content: "The Interview" gives detailed suggestions for conducting a job interview and "It's a Wrap" summarizes the eight pitfalls.
This case illustrates another potential pitfall in melioidosis serodiagnosis.
17 to 18--Strategies for maximizing profits and avoiding common pitfalls associated with tax credit properties will be the focus at a seminar to be held at The Westin, Copley Place in Boston.
This article focuses on the additional insured risk-transfer mechanism and offers a few suggestions to help insurance agents and insureds navigate an often intricate "maze" of coverage approaches and avoid potential pitfalls.
This is one of the most seductive and common pitfalls for new leaders, according to the authors.
Potential pitfalls of disease-specific guidelines for patients with multiple conditions" NEJM 2004;351:2870-2874