A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

APEX

Mon, 16 Jan '23
High point
Thu, 25 Aug '22
Ne plus ultra
Sat, 30 Apr '22
Top
Tue, 5 Apr '22
Very top
Wed, 1 Dec '21
Very top
Mon, 27 Sep '21
Highest point
Wed, 16 Jun '21
Tiptop
Mon, 26 Apr '21
Very top
Wed, 21 Apr '21
Zenith