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An example use of paramount in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… issue that's really paramount in the …”
Paramount means the most important or most significant.
the word paramount occurs in english on average 5.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.