Q and A with Vain
Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself?
A: Sure, people tend to think of me as either snobby or worthless. If I'm used to describe a person, it's not a compliment. It means that the person is conceited and full of himself. If I'm used to describe an action, it usually means that things didn't go according to plan.
(Source: Visual Thesaurus word map for vain)
Q: Do you come from a big family?
A: Not really. I have two siblings — vainly (adv.) and vanity (noun) — but most people are familiar with me — the adjective of the family.
(Source: Vocabulary.com usage chart for vain)
Q: What about your friends? With whom do you have a lot in common? To whom do you relate?
I have lots of friends — conceited, swollen-headed, and egotistical — to name a few. They are all in my clique.
I am also often spotted with my friend, the preposition "in." When we are together ("in vain"), people think we are useless and get frustrated with us since we aren't productive.
(Source: Vocabulary.com usage examples for vain)
Q: What are some of the highlights of your life?
Well, I made it big in biblical times by working my way into the Ten Commandments: "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain."
It was hard to top that, but I have impressive staying power. Famous poets like Emily Dickinson discovered me ("If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain."), and even pop song writers ("You're so vain you probably think this song is about you..."). (Sources: Brainyquote.com, thinkexist.com, and songlyrics.com)
Q: Is there anything else we should know about you?
You should try me out. I'm only one syllable, I rhyme well with others (e.g., gain, pain, train, explain, disdain, etc.), and you can make good use of me when insulting others. (Source: Vocabulary.com Dictionary's advanced search rhyming function)