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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 elu·sive /iˈlusɪv, ˈluzɪv/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·lu·sive a. Tending to elude; using arts or deception to escape; adroitly escaping or evading; eluding the grasp; fallacious.
 Elusive of the bridal day, she gives
 Fond hopes to all, and all with hopes deceives.   --Pope.
 -- E*lu*sive*ly, adv. -- E*lu*sive*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: difficult to describe; "a haunting elusive odor"
      2: skillful at eluding capture; "a cabal of conspirators, each
         more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline [syn: evasive]
      3: 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" [syn: subtle]