[suh-lis-i-tey-shuh n] /səˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/
the act of soliciting.
entreaty, urging, or importunity; a petition or request.
enticement or allurement.
late 15c., “management,” from Middle French solicitation and directly from Latin solicitationem (nominative solicitatio) “vexation, disturbance, instigation,” noun of action from past participle stem of solicitare (see solicit). Meaning “action of soliciting” is from 1520s. Specific sexual sense is from c.1600.
[sol-yuh-buh l] /ˈsɒl yə bəl/ adjective 1. capable of being dissolved or liquefied: a soluble powder. 2. capable of being solved or explained: a soluble problem. noun 3. something soluble. /ˈsɒljʊbəl/ adjective 1. (of a substance) capable of being dissolved, esp easily dissolved in some solvent, usually water 2. capable of being solved or answered […]
[non-sol-vuh nt] /nɒnˈsɒl vənt/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a substance incapable of dissolving a given component of a solution or mixture.
[suh-fis-tik] /səˈfɪs tɪk/ adjective 1. of the nature of ; fallacious. 2. characteristic or suggestive of . 3. given to the use of . 4. of or relating to or . /səˈfɪstɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to sophists or sophistry 2. consisting of sophisms or sophistry; specious adj. 1540s, from Latin sophisticus, from Greek […]
[sov-rin, sov-er-in, suhv-] /ˈsɒv rɪn, ˈsɒv ər ɪn, ˈsʌv-/ noun 1. a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler. 2. a person who has supreme power or authority. 3. a group or body of persons or a state having sovereign authority. 4. a gold coin of the United Kingdom, equal to one pound sterling: […]