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elude

verb [T]  /ɪˈlud/ us  
to avoid someone or something: The bear that had eluded capture for so long was caught at last. If something eludes you, you do not succeed in achieving it: It was simply her misfortune that an Olympic medal eluded her in 1988.
elusive
adjective  /ɪˈlu·sɪv, -zɪv/ us  
elusive memories
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