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 for solicitous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Solicitous \So*lic"it*ous\, a.[L. sollicitus, solicitus. See
     Solicit, v. t.]
     Disposed to solicit; eager to obtain something desirable, or
     to avoid anything evil; concerned; anxious; careful.
     "Solicitous of my reputation." --Dryden. "He was solicitous
     for his advice." --Calerendon.
     [1913 Webster]
           Enjoy the present, whatsoever it be, and be not
           solicitous about the future.             --Jer. Taylor.
     [1913 Webster]
           The colonel had been intent upon other things, and not
           enough solicitous to finish the fortifications.
     [1913 Webster] -- So*lic"it*ous*ly, adv. --
     So*lic"it*ous*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: full of anxiety and concern; "solicitous parents";
             "solicitous about the future"
      2: showing hovering attentiveness; "solicitous about her
         health"; "made solicitous inquiries about our family"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "solicitous":
     accommodating, accommodative, affable, agitated, agreeable,
     all-overish, anxious, anxioused up, apprehensive, ardent, athirst,
     attentive, avid, bothered, careful, caring, cautious, circumspect,
     civil, complaisant, concerned, considerate, courteous, curious,
     deferential, delicate, desirous, disquieted, disturbed, eager,
     earnest, fair, fearful, foreboding, graceful, gracious, heedful,
     helpful, impatient, in a pucker, in a stew, indulgent, keen,
     lenient, loving, mindful, mindful of others, misgiving, nervous,
     obliging, on tenterhooks, overanxious, overapprehensive, perturbed,
     polite, raring, regardful, respectful, strained, suspenseful,
     tactful, tender, tense, thirsty, thoughtful, tolerant, troubled,
     uneasy, urbane, worried, zealous

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