A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Wed, 13 Oct '21
Word after launch or lily
Mon, 6 Sep '21
Increase unnecessarily, as an expense report
Tue, 27 Jul '21
Embellish, as a résumé
Sat, 19 Jun '21
Tampon alternative
Mon, 4 Jan '21
Something to write on or crash in