Reading many examples of the word being used will help you remember it. According to the web site www.increasevocabulary.net making up your own examples can also improve your memory of words by 670%.
Making up your own statistics can also help you sell.
Build a man a fire and he's warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life.
I totally agree with you Janet! In addition to making up your own examples, you can also use imagery and sound technique in remembering new words.Imagery is simply the creation of visual images to represent words. I learned this awesome technique from http://www.improvingvocabulary.org/imagery.html