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elusive

e·lu·sive

elusive

pronunciation:
ih lu sihv
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: hard to perceive, understand, or remember.
an elusive concept
similar words:
complex, fugitive
definition 2: hard to define or express.
He has an elusive appeal for voters.
similar words:
mysterious, subtle
definition 3: hard to find or catch.
an elusive prey
similar words:
fugitive
derivations: elusively (adv.), elusiveness (n.)
Word Parts
The word elusive contains the following part:
lud, lus Latin root that means to play