A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ORAL

Wed, 1 Dec '21
Kind of thermometer
Fri, 19 Nov '21
Like some traditions
Sun, 14 Nov '21
Like some traditions
Tue, 8 Jun '21
Like many unofficial agreements
Wed, 12 May '21
Like some interviews
Sun, 25 Apr '21
Kind of cavity
Tue, 9 Mar '21
Kind of test it's hard to cheat on
Tue, 2 Mar '21
Like a contract that's said to be "not worth the paper it's written on"