A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Tue, 31 May '22
Really bothered
Mon, 25 Apr '22
Really bothered
Wed, 16 Feb '22
Really bothered
Fri, 4 Feb '22
Corroded
Tue, 28 Sep '21
Bothered a lot
Mon, 30 Aug '21
Plagued
Mon, 26 Jul '21
Bothered, as one's conscience
Wed, 14 Jul '21
Bothered terribly
Sun, 17 Jan '21
Bothered persistently