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

  Exorbitant \Ex*or"bi*tant\, a. [L. exorbitans, -antis, p. pr. of
     exorbitare to go out of the track; ex out + orbita track: cf.
     F. exorbitant. See Orbit.]
     1. Departing from an orbit or usual track; hence, deviating
        from the usual or due course; going beyond the appointed
        rules or established limits of right or propriety;
        excessive; extravagant; enormous; inordinate; as,
        exorbitant appetites and passions; exorbitant charges,
        demands, or claims.
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              Foul exorbitant desires.              --Milton.
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     2. Not comprehended in a settled rule or method; anomalous.
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              The Jews . . . [were] inured with causes exorbitant,
              and such as their laws had not provided for.
                                                    --Hooker.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  exorbitant
      adj 1: greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation;
             "exorbitant rent"; "extortionate prices"; "spends an
             outrageous amount on entertainment"; "usurious interest
             rate"; "unconscionable spending" [syn: exorbitant,
             extortionate, outrageous, steep, unconscionable,
             usurious]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  118 Moby Thesaurus words for "exorbitant":
     a bit much, abandoned, acute, aggrandized, amplified, ballyhooed,
     boundless, clamant, clamorous, crying, cutthroat, cutting,
     demanding, disproportionate, dizzy, draining, drastic, egregious,
     enormous, exacting, exaggerated, excessive, exigent, extortionate,
     extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, fabulous, fancy, fierce,
     furious, gigantic, gluttonous, gouging, grandiloquent, grasping,
     great, grossly overpriced, high, high-flown, hyperbolic,
     hypertrophied, immoderate, importunate, incontinent, inflated,
     inflationary, inordinate, insistent, instant, intemperate, intense,
     keen, loud, magnified, monstrous, out of bounds, out of sight,
     outrageous, overbig, overboard, overdeveloped, overdone, overdrawn,
     overemphasized, overemphatic, overestimated, overgreat, overgrown,
     overlarge, overmuch, overpraised, overpriced, oversold, overstated,
     overstressed, overweening, overwrought, persistent, pertinacious,
     piercing, preposterous, pressing, prodigal, profuse, prohibitive,
     puffed, rigorous, rough, severe, sharp, skyrocketing, spiraling,
     splitting, steep, stiff, stretched, superlative, taxing, too much,
     tough, touted, towering, unbridled, unconscionable, undue,
     unjustifiable, unjustified, unmeasurable, unreasonable,
     unrestrained, unwarranted, urgent, usurious, vehement, venomous,
     violent, virulent
  
  

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