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[故弄玄虛] gùnòngxuánxū deliberately mystifying
to make sth unnecessarily complicated

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        gùshì/gùshi, old practice/CL:個|个[gè], narrative/story/tale
        gùyì, deliberately/on purpose
        shìgù, accident/CL:樁|桩[zhuāng],起[qǐ],次[cì]
        gùzhàng, malfunction/breakdown/defect/shortcoming/fault/failure/impediment/error/bug (in ...
        yuángù, [緣故], reason/cause
        wúyuánwúgù, [無緣無故], no cause, no reason (idiom); completely uncalled for
        gùxiāng, [故鄉], home/homeland/native place/CL:個|个[gè]
        gù, happening/instance/reason/cause/intentional/former/old/friend/therefore/hence/(o...
        yǐgù, the late/deceased
        wúgù, [無故], without cause or reason
        hégù, what for?/what's the reason?
        shìgù/shìgu, the ways of the world, sophisticated/worldly-wise
        biàngù, [變故], an unforeseen event/accident/misfortune
        yùqíngùzòng, [欲擒故縱], In order to capture, one must let loose./to loosen the reins only to grasp them ...
        diǎngù, allusion (to classic story or saying)/classical quotation/parable
        gùrén, old friend/the deceased
        
        
        gùtǔ, native country/one's homeland
        gùjū, former residence
        gùlǐ, hometown/native place
        yījiànrúgù, [一見如故], familiarity at first sight
        gùnòngxuánxū, [故弄玄虛], deliberately mystifying/to make sth unnecessarily complicated
        gùdìchóngyóu, [故地重遊], to revisit old haunts (idiom); down memory lane
        gùqù, to die/death
        gùyǒu, old friend/deceased friend
        míngzhīgùfàn, deliberate violation (idiom); intentional crime
        gùjìchóngyǎn, to repeat an old stratagem/up to one's old tricks
        fēiqīnfēigù, [非親非故], lit. neither a relative nor a friend (idiom)/fig. unrelated to one another in an...
        gùguó, [故國], country with an ancient history
        gùtàifùméng, [故態復萌], to revert to old ways
        
        yīngù, for some reason
        gùshipiàn, fictional film/feature film
        
        yīránrúgù, back to where we were (idiom); absolutely no improvement/Things haven't changed ...
        gùjì, usual trick/old tactics
        jiègù, to find an excuse
        gùyuán, [故園], one's home town
        gùér, therefore
        wánggù, to die/to pass away
        wēngùzhīxīn, [溫故知新], to review the old and know the new (idiom, from the Analects)/to recall the past...
        gùcǐ, therefore
        gùdì, once familiar places/former haunts
        gùzhǐ, one's former address
        gùzhái, former home
        tǔgùnàxīn, [吐故納新], lit. to breathe out stale air and breathe in fresh (idiom, from Zhuangzi 庄子); fi...
        
        gùjiāo, former acquaintance/old friend
        zérènshìgù, [責任事故], accident occurring due to negligence
        yuángù, variant of 緣故|缘故[yuán gù]
        tāxiāngyùgùzhī, [他鄉遇故知], meeting an old friend in a foreign place (idiom)
        bìnggù, die of an illness

        lòng/nòng, [挵]/[衖], lane/alley, to do/to manage/to handle/to play with/to fool with/to mess with/to ...
        wánnòng, to play with/to toy with/to dally with/to engage in/to resort to
        nòngqīng, to clarify/to fully understand
        yúnòng, to make a fool out of/to fool/to dupe
        zhuōnòng, to tease
        hùnong, to fool/to deceive
        bǎinòng, [擺弄], to move back and forth/to fiddle with
        xìnòng, [戲弄], to play tricks on/to make fun of/to tease
        cháonòng, to tease/to poke fun at/to make fun of
        màinong, [賣弄], to show off/to make a display of
        lǐlòng, lanes and alleys/neighborhood/lane neighborhoods in parts of Shanghai, with modi...
        
        
        shuǎnòng, to play with/to engage in/to resort to/to dally with
        bōnòng, [撥弄], to move to and fro (with hand, foot, stick etc)/to fiddle with/to stir up
        nòngqiǎochéngzhuō, to outsmart oneself/to shoot oneself in the foot
姿         sāoshǒunòngzī, to stroke one's hair coquettishly (idiom)
        bānnòngshìfēi, to incite a quarrel (idiom); to sow discord between people/to tell tales/to make...
        zhuāngshénnòngguǐ, [裝神弄鬼], lit. dress up as God, play the devil (idiom); fig. to mystify/to deceive people/...
        gùnòngxuánxū, [故弄玄虛], deliberately mystifying/to make sth unnecessarily complicated
        
        nòngxūzuòjiǎ, [弄虛作假], to practice fraud (idiom); by trickery
        nòngjiāng, to bring to deadlock/to result in a stalemate
        dòunòng, to tease/to provoke
        jǐméinòngyǎn, [擠眉弄眼], to make eyes/to wink
        
        lòngtáng, (dialect) alley/lane
        Bānménnòngfǔ, [班門弄斧], to display one's slight skill before an expert (idiom)
        
        
        
        wǔnòng, to wave/to brandish
        pánnòng, [盤弄], to play around with/to fidget/to fondle
        
        
        
        tiáonòng, [調弄], to tease/to make fun of/to provoke/to stir up (trouble)
        
        

        xuán, black/mysterious
        
        xuánjī, [玄機], profound theory (in Daoism and Buddhism)/mysterious principles
        xuánhū, unreliable/incredible
        xuánmiào, mysterious/profound/abstruse
        gùnòngxuánxū, [故弄玄虛], deliberately mystifying/to make sth unnecessarily complicated
        
        
        xuánwǔyán, basalt (geology)/lava
        
        xuánxué, [玄學], Wei and Jin philosophical school amalgamating Daoist and Confucian ideals/transl...
        
        
        
        
        
        
        xuánzhīyòuxuán, mystery within a mystery/the mysteries of the Dao according to Laozi 老子
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        xuánsūn, [玄孫], great-great-grandson

        xūgòu, [虛構], to make up/fabrication/imaginary
        xūruò, [虛弱], weak/in poor health
        xūwěi, [虛偽], false/hypocritical/artificial/sham
        kōngxū, [空虛], hollow/emptiness/meaningless
        xū, [虛], emptiness/void/abstract theory or guiding principles/empty or unoccupied/diffide...
        qiānxū, [謙虛], modest/self-effacing/to make modest remarks
        xūjiǎ, [虛假], false/phony/pretense
        xūnǐ, [虛擬], fictitious/theoretical/virtual
        xūzhāngshēngshì, [虛張聲勢], (false) bravado/to bluff
        xūhuàn, [虛幻], imaginary/illusory
        xūwú, [虛無], nothingness
        xūdù, [虛度], to fritter away (one's time)
        xūróng, [虛榮], vanity
        xīnxū, [心虛], lacking in confidence/diffident/to have a guilty conscience
        xūróngxīn, [虛榮心], vanity
        
        xūjīng, [虛驚], false alarm/panic rumor/CL:場|场[cháng]
        xūqíngjiǎyì, [虛情假意], false friendship/hypocritical show of affection
        míngbùxūchuán, [名不虛傳], lit. name is not in vain (idiom); a fully justified reputation/enjoys a well-des...
        chéngxūérrù, [乘虛而入], to enter by exploiting a weak spot (idiom); to take advantage of a lapse
        xūmíng, [虛名], false reputation
        xūtuō, [虛脫], to collapse (from dehydration or loss of blood)/heat exhaustion
        zuòwúxūxí, [座無虛席], lit. a banquet with no empty seats/full house/capacity crowd/standing room only
        bùxūcǐxíng, [不虛此行], the trip has not been made in vain/the trip has been well worthwhile/it's been a...
        xūxīn, [虛心], modest
        xūbào, [虛報], to misreport/fraudulent report
        xūwúzhǔyì, [虛無主義], nihilism
        túyǒuxūmíng, [徒有虛名], with an undeserved reputation (idiom); unwarranted fame/nowhere near as good as ...
        gùnòngxuánxū, [故弄玄虛], deliberately mystifying/to make sth unnecessarily complicated
        nòngxūzuòjiǎ, [弄虛作假], to practice fraud (idiom); by trickery
        xūkōng, [虛空], void/hollow/empty
        
        
        xūshù, [虛數], imaginary number
        
        xíngtóngxūshè, [形同虛設], to exist in name only/empty shell/useless (idiom)
线         xūxiàn, [虛線], dotted line
        
        xūshí, [虛實], what is true and what is false/(to get to know) the real situation
        xūkuā, [虛誇], to boast/to brag/boastful/exaggerative/pompous/bombastic
        
        
        xūwàng, [虛妄], fabricated
        
        
        xūxiàng, [虛像], virtual image
        xūxūshíshí, [虛虛實實], hard to tell if it's real or sham

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