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extortionate

adjective     /ɪkˈstɔːʃənət/ disapproving
more expensive than is reasonable: extortionate fee/price/rate, etc. Most retailers charge extortionate prices for extended warranties - often more than three times as much as an independent provider.
extortionately /ɪkˈstɔːʃənətli/ US   /-ˈstɔːr-/ adverb
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