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elusive

adjective

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hard to find, capture, or isolate
  • the giant squid is one of the ocean's most elusive inhabitants

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The first known use of elusive was in 1719

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elusion

elusive

elutriate

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“Elusive.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/elusive. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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