#1 - The Greeting (otherwise known as word attack skill number one)
How do you greet someone you're getting to know? You read their body language! Maybe you give them a handshake? a hug? And while you're doing that, you say their name out loud, so you'll remember it.
When you're getting to know words, do something similar. Read the word, and say its name out loud.
#2 - The Introduction (otherwise known as word attack skill number two)
What do you want to know about a new friend aside from their name? Where they work? What they do for a living? What family they have? You ask them questions, or maybe you ask other people about them? Words represent ideas. They have work to do. Just like people, they even have other words that are related to them! [Do you remember hearing about word families like sought, bought, thought, and brought?]
If you want to know more about a word, do some research, ask someone. So for example, if you read the word 'ambidextrous' and you don't know what it means, you might look it up and learn that it means to be able to use both hands.
#3 - Planning to meet again (otherwise known as word attack skill number three)
If you're going to see your new friend again, you'll need to know where they live, or at least know how to get in touch with them. So, it's time to write something down: a phone number, an address.
If it's a word and not a person you're getting to know, I suggest you use pen and paper, not your keyboard. Can you remember all the numbers in your phone? Probably not. We remember things better when we write them down. So write down your word, and while you're at it, why not write it in a sentence that makes it's meaning clear?