Excellent post! I save new words in my PC, using notebook and I have tons and tons of words. It’s difficult to remember all of them. I use to relate words with feelings and that works for me. I can remember the meaning when a feeling comes and I use it in correct context.
Also, I have a trick (if I can call it like that) which allows me to remember words in a better way. Sometimes I make sentences with new words and try to create something cool in my mind. That’s helpful too.
On the other hand, I read articles on Medium and it helps me to improve my vocabulary. In fact, there are some words in this article that I didn’t know their meaning, but now I do.