My current level of Chinese is quite good, I have no problems in daily life, can read Classical Chinese/literature/news articles without too much difficulty, and although my writing skills are lacking, I have little use for improving it currently. While I search for a job, I’ve been doing reading (just finished 桂花雨 by 琦君, halfway through 秧歌 by 張愛玲), and have been writing down words I don’t recognize to look up later. After I’m done reading, I put the character, word, or chengyu into Mnemosyne, a handy flashcard program, and review them. This works pretty well, but it’s limited to what I read. If I’m too lazy, I don’t bother writing words down, making my vocab list far from complete.
I’d like a large list of single character definitions, perhaps aimed at native speakers. I’m sure there’s something out there…I wouldn’t mind using a high school college entrance exam review, but I don’t know where to start looking. The larger the list, the better. Either that, or I’m going to just go through my electronic dictionary and enter every character I don’t know. To save a bit of time, I’d prefer to find a pre-made list, possibly compatible with Mnemosyne. Any suggestions?