A lover, especially the illicit partner of a married woman.
Middle English: from Old French par amour ‘by love’; in English the phrase was written from an early date as one word and came to be treated as a noun.
“She looked everywhere but her beloved paramour had left and she never saw him again.”
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.