A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ZAP

Wed, 4 May '22
Quickly microwave
Wed, 16 Mar '22
Lightning strike
Thu, 23 Dec '21
Shock, in a way
Wed, 12 May '21
Sound of a lightning bolt
Sun, 9 May '21
Vaporize, say
Wed, 5 May '21
Word accompanying a lightning bolt