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Correct Option is Both (A) and (C)

Solution:Among the given options, both (a) and (c) are similar in meaning to the highlighted word. Hence, option (d) is the right answer choice. The word ‘lies’ means be, remain, or be kept in a specified state.
(a) exist- occur or be found, especially in a particular place or situation.
(b) erode- gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed.
(c) inhere- exist essentially or permanently in.

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