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How to have two cloze-deleted fields

I am making vocabulary notes, and my problem are synonyms. Assume I have two synonyms, α and β that translate to synonyms a and b. Ideally, I would be able to find both a and b from both α and β, and vice-versa.

Currently, I have a note that has (to simplify) two fields (Language A and Language B), and so I would make the note

Language A

α / β

Language B

a / b

This works well when I don’t have many synonyms, but if a word has, like, five synonyms, I feel that my card is becoming too complex, and, indeed, these cards often become leeches.
If I had synonyms in only one language, like α maps to a / b, I would create a cloze-deletion note

Language A

α

Language B

{{c1::a}} / {{c2::b}}

so that each synonym can be learnt individually.

Alternatively, I could put this on several notes, like

Language A

α

Language B

a

and

Language A

α

Language B

b

However, there would be no way for me to tell when I see α if I should be answering a or b. I could explicitely write it on the card, ie.

Language A

α (not a)

Language B

b

but that would be very painful and repetitive.

My problem is that notes like

Language A

{{c1::α}} / {{c2::β}}

Language B

{{c3::a}} / {{c4::b}}

do not work as intended (I can’t have cloze-deletion in two fields).

How can I solve this problem?