Can I depend only on "Sentence Items" in SM without any other type of items? Can I learn English and reach the advanced level without" Definition-word items"Or "Word-definition items"? Although you say that you used these types of items for many years — through most of your learning process!!! Can you explain that for me, please?Is it ineffictive for learning english very well?
"Definition word items" can be a bit complex version once your SM collection starts growing. You can't guess a specific word, once similar definitions for different words are started appearing more and more.
Q1: extremely unpleasant or unacceptable
A1: disgusting (adj)
Q2: unpleasant, especially in a ridiculous or slightly frightening way
A2: grotesque (adj)
Q3: extremely unpleasant, to make someone feel unpleasantly shocked
A3: Revolting (adj)
Just imagine the same situation for other words which have similar definitions.
"Word-definition items" version can become extremely boring and difficult because you have to guess the definition after reading the word. You can't memorize the definition word by word .
The best call for you is to go for adding "sentence items". All you have to do is to read a sentence with that difficult word and try to understand its meaning in the sentence. You can also add as many sentences of the particular word as you can dream of.
Q1: We were revolted by the dirt and mess in her house.
A1: to make someone feel unpleasantly shocked or disgusted
Q2: It revolts me to know that the world spends so much money on arms.
A:2 to make someone feel unpleasantly shocked or disgusted