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flaunt, flout

Flaunt means to display boastfully.

  • Sebastian constantly flaunts his expertise to colleagues and superiors alike. His attitude is: If you’ve got it, flaunt it.

Flout means to defy or treat with contempt.

  • Students who flout the rules will be suspended from school.