A minor change or addition design to improve a piece of text or legislation.
Middle English (in the sense ‘improvement, correction’): from Old French amendement, from amender (see amend).
“Until the amendment we have no idea what effect it will have.”
“It’s called an amendment and that means it can be amended!”
Pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress.
Late 16th century: from Latin grandiloquus, literally ‘grand-speaking’, from grandis ‘grand’ + loqui ‘speak’. The ending was altered in English by association with eloquent.