A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AVER

Fri, 12 Nov '21
Swear
Tue, 9 Nov '21
Profess
Sun, 7 Nov '21
Profess
Sun, 31 Oct '21
State to be the case
Wed, 20 Oct '21
Declare
Tue, 8 Jun '21
Claim confidently
Thu, 4 Mar '21
State