PRONUNCIATION: (ig-ZOR-bi-tuhnt)

MEANING: adjective: Greatly exceeding what’s considered reasonable, especially in cost or price.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin exorbitare (to go out of the track), from ex- (out) + orbita (wheel track), from orbis (circle, disk). Earliest documented use: 1460.

EXTORBITANT - due under penalty of dire consequences for failure to comply

HEXORBITANT - a six-cornered path around the sun

EXO-RABIT-ANT - outside Bugs Bunny's mother's sister