A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

OASIS

Wed, 28 Sep '22
Place to get a date, maybe
Sun, 5 Jun '22
Common spa descriptor
Wed, 25 May '22
Green spot in a desert
Mon, 25 Apr '22
Desert watering hole
Fri, 14 Jan '22
Place of rest away from everything
Sat, 2 Oct '21
Refueling spot
Tue, 15 Jun '21
Just a mirage, maybe
Mon, 15 Mar '21
Watering place for a camel
Sun, 3 Jan '21
Palm Springs, e.g.