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Correct Option is extortionate

Solution:The word highlighted in the given sentence is incorrect. The concerned sentence states that though solar energy was promoted as a cost-effective solution, it is actually more expensive than conventional power if a continuous supply is required. Thus, we can infer that ‘extortionate’ is the most suitable option to replace the highlighted word. The word ‘fortuitous’ means happening by chance rather than intention.
(a) eloquent- fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.
(b) extortionate- (of a price) much too high; exorbitant.
(c) plausible- (of an argument or statement) seeming reasonable or probable.
(d) articulate- having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.

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