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Adjective
Hard to find, capture, or achieve
“An elusive answer.”
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Difficult to find, catch, or achieve
“There is even a personal shopping service, providing further help in tracking down that elusive pair of shoes.”
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Difficult to remember or describe
“An attempt to recapture an elusive memory.”
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Barely perceptible to the senses
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Not permanent
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Difficult for the mind to grasp
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Having or showing a cunning and deceitful nature
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Reluctant to give information owing to caution or suspicion
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Intellectually hard to comprehend or resolve
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Unable to be achieved or obtained
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Trifling
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In an isolated or remote location
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(of something abstract) Perceived only with attention to detail or subtlety
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