A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ABLE

Wed, 15 May '24
Blessed with skills
Mon, 29 Apr '24
Ready, willing and ___
Fri, 15 Mar '24
Suffix that turns a verb into an adjective
Mon, 22 Jan '24
Having the means
Fri, 10 Nov '23
Up to the job
Sun, 6 Aug '23
Partner of willing
Fri, 7 Jul '23
Cut out for it
Mon, 3 Jul '23
Competent
Sun, 22 Jan '23
Proficient
Wed, 19 Oct '22
Competent
Mon, 29 Aug '22
Well-qualified
Tue, 23 Aug '22
Qualified
Thu, 7 Jul '22
Meeting all the job requirements
Wed, 26 Jan '22
Fit
Fri, 31 Dec '21
Proficient
Sat, 11 Dec '21
Fit
Sun, 31 Oct '21
Up to it
Thu, 14 Oct '21
Fit for the task
Wed, 25 Aug '21
Partner of willing