A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

USES

Wed, 10 Nov '21
Exploits
Sun, 3 Oct '21
Exploits
Tue, 14 Sep '21
Finds a function for
Mon, 23 Aug '21
Manipulates
Tue, 3 Aug '21
Presses into service
Mon, 17 May '21
Employs
Sun, 24 Jan '21
Depletes, with "up"
Thu, 7 Jan '21
Exercises