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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

64. Paramount | Learn one Word Today


{Letters ~ 9 l Syllables ~ 3}
{Scrabble score - 13}

Paramount: 

adjective | having superior power and influence
Wolfram Alpha

Paramount:

(adj) superior to all others
(n) a supreme ruler

Synonym Discussion of paramount
dominantpredominantparamountpreponderant mean superior to all others in influence or importance. dominant applies to something that is uppermost because ruling or controlling (adominant social class). predominant applies to something that exerts, often temporarily, the most marked influence (predominant emotion). paramount implies supremacy in importance, rank, or jurisdiction (unemployment was the paramount issue in the campaign). preponderant applies to an element or factor that outweighs all others in influence or effect (preponderantevidence in her favor).
Merriam-Webster
"Paramount." 

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Etymology of 'Paramount':
paramount (adj.)
1530s, from Anglo-French paramont, Old French paramont "above" (in place, order, degree), mid-14c., from Old French par "by," from Latin per "through, for, by" (see per (prep.)) + amont "up," from a mont "upward" (see amount (v.)). The whole from Latin per ad montem, literally "to the hill." Etymonline