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

  Vaunt \Vaunt\, v. t.
     To boast of; to make a vain display of; to display with
     ostentation. In the latter sense, the term usually used is
     flaunt.
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           Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. --1 Cor.
                                                    xiii. 4.
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           My vanquisher, spoiled of his vaunted spoil. --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vaunt \Vaunt\, n.
     A vain display of what one is, or has, or has done;
     ostentation from vanity; a boast; a brag.
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           The spirits beneath, whom I seduced
           With other promises and other vaunts.    --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vaunt \Vaunt\, n. [F. avant before, fore. See Avant,
     Vanguard.]
     The first part. [Obs.] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vaunt \Vaunt\, v. t. [See Avant, Advance.]
     To put forward; to display. [Obs.] "Vaunted spear."
     --Spenser.
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           And what so else his person most may vaunt. --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vaunt \Vaunt\ (v[aum]nt or v[add]nt; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p.
     Vaunted; p. pr. & vb. n. Vaunting.] [F. vanter, LL.
     vanitare, fr. L. vanus vain. See Vain.]
     To boast; to make a vain display of one's own worth,
     attainments, decorations, or the like; to talk
     ostentatiously; to brag.
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           Pride, which prompts a man to vaunt and overvalue what
           he is, does incline him to disvalue what he has. --Gov.
                                                    of Tongue.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  vaunt
      n 1: extravagant self-praise
      v 1: show off [syn: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line,
           brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  81 Moby Thesaurus words for "vaunt":
     advertise, air, blazon, blazon forth, blow, bluster, boast,
     boastfulness, boasting, bombast, brag, braggadocio, braggartism,
     bragging, brandish, bravado, bravura, brilliancy,
     cock-a-doodle-doo, conceit, crow, dangle, daring, dash,
     demonstrate, demonstration, display, dramatics, draw the longbow,
     eclat, emblazon, etalage, exhibit, exhibition, exhibitionism,
     false front, fanfaronade, figure, flair, flash, flaunt, flaunting,
     flourish, gasconade, gasconism, heroics, histrionics, hold up,
     jactation, jactitation, manifest, manifestation, mouth, pageant,
     pageantry, parade, prate, puff, put forth, put forward,
     rodomontade, sham, show, show off, showing-off, side,
     speak for Buncombe, spectacle, splash, splurge, sport, staginess,
     swagger, theatrics, trumpet, trumpet forth, vanity, vapor,
     vauntery, vaunting, wave
  
  

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