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 for Boasting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boast \Boast\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boasted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Boasting.] [OE. bosten, boosten, v., bost, boost, n.,
     noise, boasting; cf. G. bausen, bauschen, to swell, pusten,
     Dan. puste, Sw. pusta, to blow, Sw. p["o]sa to swell; or W.
     bostio to boast, bost boast, Gael. bosd. But these last may
     be from English.]
     1. To vaunt one's self; to brag; to say or tell things which
        are intended to give others a high opinion of one's self
        or of things belonging to one's self; as, to boast of
        one's exploits courage, descent, wealth.
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              By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of
              yourselves: . . not of works, lest any man should
              boast.                                --Eph. ii. 8,
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     2. To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to
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              In God we boast all the day long.     --Ps. xliv. 8
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     Syn: To brag; bluster; vapor; crow; talk big.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boasting \Boast"ing\, n.
     The act of glorying or vaunting; vainglorious speaking;
     ostentatious display.
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           When boasting ends, then dignity begins. --Young.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: speaking of yourself in superlatives [syn: boast,
           boasting, self-praise, jactitation]

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