A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASHEN

Sun, 27 Nov '22
Pallid
Sun, 28 Aug '22
Like a vampire's face, stereotypically
Thu, 30 Jun '22
Vampiric in appearance
Tue, 5 Oct '21
Pale
Tue, 20 Jul '21
Like a landscape after a volcanic eruption
Sun, 13 Jun '21
Pallid
Thu, 15 Apr '21
Pale as a ghost
Sat, 20 Mar '21
Hardly rosy