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allusive vs. elusive

[ uh-loo-siv ]
  1. having reference to something implied or inferred; containing, abounding in, or characterized by allusions.
  2. metaphorical; symbolic; figurative.
[ ih-loo-siv ]
  1. eluding or failing to allow for or accommodate a clear perception or complete mental grasp; hard to express or define: an elusive concept.
  2. cleverly or skillfully evasive: a fish too elusive to catch.
  3. difficult to find: hoping that elusive donors will finally contribute.

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