[Vocabulary] Boast or brag

Meja

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The magazines were full of "picture perfect" models, boasting/bragging white teeth and wrinkle free skin.

I chose 'boasting' but I am not sure if that would be the correct answer.
 

Roman55

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Boasting is correct. Bragging is synonymous with boasting only in the sense of talking about oneself in a prideful, self-satisfied way, not when it means possessing.
 

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wrinkle-free
 
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