Vain means: Destitute of forge or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt.
Vain means: Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated.
Vain means: Showy; ostentatious.
Vain means: Vanity; emptiness; -- now used only in the phrase in vain.
Vainglorious means: Feeling or indicating vainglory; elated by vanity; boastful.
Vainglory means: Excessive vanity excited by one's own performances; empty pride; undue elation of mind; vain show; boastfulness.
Vainly means: In a vain manner; in vain.
Vainness means: The quality or state of being vain.
Vair means: The skin of the squirrel, much used in the fourteenth century as fur for garments, and frequently mentioned by writers of that period in describing the costly dresses of kings, nobles, and prelates. It is represented in heraldry by a series of small shields placed close together, and alternately white and blue.
Vairy means: Charged with vair; variegated with shield-shaped figures. See Vair.
Zoographer means: One who describes animals, their forms and habits.
Zoogloea means: A colony or mass of bacteria imbedded in a viscous gelatinous substance. The zoogloea is characteristic of a transitory stage through which rapidly multiplying bacteria pass in the course of their evolution. Also used adjectively.
Zoogeographical means: Of or pertaining to zoography.
Zoogeography means: The study or description of the geographical distribution of animals.
Zoogony means: The doctrine of the formation of living beings.
Zoogeny means: Alt. of Zoogony
Zoogenic means: Of or pertaining to zoogeny, animal production.
Zoogamy means: The sexual reproduction of animals.
Zoogamous means: Of or pertaining zoogamy.
Zooerythrine means: A peculiar organic red coloring matter found in the feathers of various birds.
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