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Vain vs. Wane

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Vain

Having or showing an excessively high opinion of one's appearance, abilities, or worth
A vain woman with a streak of snobbery
Their flattery made him vain
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Wane

(of the moon) have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size.
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Vain

Producing no result; useless
A vain attempt to tidy up the room
The vain hope of finding work
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Wane

(of a state or feeling) decrease in vigour or extent; become weaker
Confidence in the dollar waned
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Vain

Not yielding the desired outcome; fruitless
A vain attempt.
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Wane

The amount by which a plank or log is bevelled or falls short of a squared shape
I cut the log into slabs without removing the outside wane
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Vain

Lacking substance or worth
Vain talk.
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Wane

To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity
Interest in the subject waned.
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Vain

Having or showing excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceited.
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Wane

To show a progressively smaller illuminated area, as the moon does in passing from full to new.
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Vain

(Archaic) Foolish.
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Wane

To approach an end
The day began to wane.
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Vain

Overly proud of oneself, especially concerning appearance; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason.
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Wane

The act or process of gradually declining or diminishing.
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Vain

Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.
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Wane

A time or phase of gradual decrease.
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Vain

Effecting no purpose; pointless, futile.
Vain toil
A vain attempt
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Wane

The period of the decrease of the moon's illuminated visible surface.
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Vain

Showy; ostentatious.
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Wane

A defective edge of a board caused by remaining bark or a beveled end.
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Vain

Having no real substance, value, or importance; empty; void; worthless; unsatisfying.
Every man walketh in a vain show.
Let no man deceive you with vain words.
Vain pomp, and glory of this world, I hate ye!
Vain wisdom all, and false philosophy.
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Wane

A gradual diminution in power, value, intensity etc.
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Vain

Destitute of force or efficacy; effecting no purpose; fruitless; ineffectual; as, vain toil; a vain attempt.
Bring no more vain oblations.
Vain is the force of manTo crush the pillars which the pile sustain.
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Wane

The lunar phase during which the sun seems to illuminate less of the moon as its sunlit area becomes progressively smaller as visible from Earth.
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Vain

Proud of petty things, or of trifling attainments; having a high opinion of one's own accomplishments with slight reason; conceited; puffed up; inflated.
But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith apart from works is barren?
The minstrels played on every side,Vain of their art.
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Wane

(literary) The end of a period.
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Vain

Showy; ostentatious.
Load some vain church with old theatric state.
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Wane

(woodworking) A rounded corner caused by lack of wood, often showing bark.
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Vain

Vanity; emptiness; - now used only in the phrase in vain.
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Wane

A child.
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Vain

Characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance;
A conceited fool
An attitude of self-conceited arrogance
An egotistical disregard of others
So swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty
Growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary
Vain about her clothes
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Wane

A house or dwelling.
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Vain

Unproductive of success;
A fruitless search
Futile years after her artistic peak
A sleeveless errand
A vain attempt
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Wane

(intransitive) To progressively lose its splendor, value, ardor, power, intensity etc.; to decline.
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Wane

(intransitive) Said of light that dims or diminishes in strength.
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Wane

Said of the Moon as it passes through the phases of its monthly cycle where its surface is less and less visible.
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Wane

(intransitive) Said of a time period that comes to an end.
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Wane

To decrease physically in size, amount, numbers or surface.
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Wane

To cause to decrease.
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Wane

To be diminished; to decrease; - contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.
Like the moon, aye wax ye and wane.Waning moons their settled periods keep.
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Wane

To decline; to fail; to sink.
You saw but sorrow in its waning form.
Land and trade ever will wax and wane together.
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Wane

To cause to decrease.
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Wane

The decrease of the illuminated part of the moon to the eye of a spectator.
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Wane

Decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension.
An age in which the church is in its wane.
Though the year be on the wane.
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Wane

An inequality in a board.
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Wane

The natural curvature of a log or of the edge of a board sawed from a log.
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Wane

A gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)
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Wane

Grow smaller;
Interest in the project waned
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Wane

Become smaller;
Interest in his novels waned
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Wane

Decrease in phase;
The moon is waning
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