Vain

superl.

Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated.

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Calf

n.

Leather made of the skin of the calf; especially, a fine, light-colored leather used in bookbinding; as, to bind books in calf.

Homeliness

n.

Plainness; want of elegance or beauty.

Fibre-faced

a.

Having a visible fiber embodied in the surface of; -- applied esp. to a kind of paper for checks, drafts, etc.

Housing

n.

A houseline. See Houseline.

Reincrease

v. t.

To increase again.

Renouncement

n.

The act of disclaiming or rejecting; renunciation.

Gibbostity

n.

The state of being gibbous or gibbose; gibbousness.

Rabidly

adv.

In a rabid manner; with extreme violence.

Geognost

n.

One versed in geognosy; a geologist.

Run

n.

A pleasure excursion; a trip.

Academe

n.

An academy.

Rival

v. i.

To be in rivalry.