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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. [1913 Webster] Pride, which prompts a man to vaunt and overvalue what he is, does incline him to disvalue what he has. --Gov. of Tongue. [1913 Webster]