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Dictionary definition for: Elusive

1. (s) difficult to describe; "a haunting elusive odor"

2. (s) skillful at eluding capture; "a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline

3. (s) be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind; "his whole attitude had undergone a subtle change" "a subtle difference" "that elusive thing the soul"

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