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Help with remembering Kanji

Some of the kanji I’ve been learning today. For those who are also learning I’ve written some (awful) ways of remembering them. I’ve still to think of a few so if you have any ideas for the explanations that I have left blank then please share!

送る     おくる     To send (A postman riding some sort of tram to deliver post)

消す    けす      To extinguish (A fire extinguisher with water spurting from it)

焼く    やく           To grill (A fire and a BBQ stand next to it)

笑う    わらう           To laugh (A face laughing kind of like XD but right up)

心配する  しんぱいする   To worry (Kanji for heart and then what I imagine to  be the kanji for ‘sake’?)

吹く    ふく            To blow (A person with an open mouth…blowing?)

晴れる    はれる           To clear up (Same kanji as ‘spring’ – the season when it starts to clear up)

欠席する    けっせき               To be absent

切る    きる              To cut (Looks a bit like a blade)

説明する    せつめいする                To explain

洗濯する    せんたくする         To do laundry (A person washing next to a pile of wet clothes)

選ぶ    えらぶ          To choose (Two people standing under a choice of objects)

足す    たう            Add

待つ    まつ            To wait

打つ    うつ              To strike (A nail sticking out in need of striking)

貸す    かす             To lend

断る    ことわる              To refuse

着る    きる               To wear (Extravagant head garment)

注文する   ちゅうもんする            To order

置く   おく             To put/place

Kanji help needed!

So, out of the 10-bazillion kanji I’m required to learn for this semester I’m having a lot of trouble with the following:

授業 じゅぎょう Class

快速 かいそく  Fast train

屋上 おくじょう Top of roof

卒業 そつぎょう Graduation

Any ideas of how I might remember them? Help me please!