I posted this elsewhere some months back but felt it deserved a new audience.
For new(ish) students only
I add synonyms as I learn each new item. There is a user script somewhere that you can use to do this. I just add the first letter of the English meanings.
For example, acceptable meaning answers for 被害 (ひがい) are injury, damage, harm.
With the synonym addition, this becomes injury, damage, harm, i, d, h. This relieves me of the need to type out the full words and saves a lot of time doing reviews.
For verbs, “to go” becomes tg
For noun/verb phrases, I just take each of the first letters. “To look back at” becomes tlba; “natural disaster” becomes nd and so on.
If you are deep into the mix, it may not be worth your while going back through each item to do this, hence for new(ish) students only.
For all I know there may be a userscript somewhere that does this automatically. Please let me know if so.
Make liberal but honest use of the “ignore answer” userscript too.
Hope this helps somebody.