You're being pedantic. (And I'm about to follow suit.) Paradigm *isn't* a fancy buzzword - it is a word with a clear definition that has been in use since the 15th century. It's fame as a buzzword comes from imprecise overuse during the last decade or so. The word itself is fine.
Here's another definition, this time from Merriam-Webster: "a theory or a group of ideas about how something should be done, made, or thought about". That seems to fit the discussion pretty well when referring to different ways to approach the decidely non-trivial task of defining at a fundamental and conceptual level how a programming language works.
You mention "style". I don't think it's really equivalent to paradigm, though it could apply to variations of a paradigm. Style involves the details in how you implement a paradigm - it's not a paradigm itself. Merriam-Webster supports this assertion: "a particular form or design of something" and "a particular way in which something is done, created, or performed" (emphasis mine).
But I grow tired of this nitpicky exercise. You may have the last word if you wish (preferably with concrete examples of why you believe you are correct rather than vague generalizations and unfounded assertions regarding awkwardness and clarity). I've said my piece and I'm done with this. Good day.