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Trying to think of a word that describes an action that is easily accomplished by most people yet said person cannot.

Example:

Since fifth grade, I have played the bass in my school orchestra, and yet somehow I still can’t hit that high F sharp. I know I am not the best bass player, and definitely have my weaknesses, which include that ____ note.

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    As a Brit, I would probably say something like "that wretched note" in your particular case. – TrevorD Aug 16 '13 at 10:30
  • Blasted, miserable, fucking, god-forsaken, doomed, confounded. – Hot Licks Apr 23 '15 at 22:01
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Your example invites elusive: tending to evade grasp or pursuit.

PS: I think this addresses the question topic and your example, but it doesn't necessarily relate to the "easily accomplished by most people yet said person cannot" part.

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I have the following suggestions

Foible

Idiosyncrasy

Peculiarity

  • The OP needs an adjective to satisfy the requirement in the context posted. – Ste Aug 16 '13 at 15:32
  • All these terms provide exactly that context to my mind - a personal weakness or trait – user49727 Aug 16 '13 at 15:42
  • I agree, but the text given requires an adjective. "That idiosyncratic note", "that peculiar note" work though. A bit pedantic in my case, I'll admit. – Ste Aug 16 '13 at 15:45
  • Ste is right: these terms are nouns; OP needs an adjective. – MetaEd Aug 16 '13 at 15:45
  • Easily solved: idiosyncratic peculiar – user49727 Aug 16 '13 at 15:53
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The word that fits most is unmanageable.

I know I am not the best bass player, and definitely have my weaknesses, which include that unmanageable note.

  • Or "unobtainable". – Ste Aug 16 '13 at 15:46
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Facile: done or achieved in a way that is too easy.

This is a subtle usage of the word. Facile is a derogative way of saying something is easy, even if it has not yet been achieved.

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