A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ABATE

Thu, 9 Dec '21
Let up
Sun, 5 Dec '21
Peter out
Mon, 13 Sep '21
Subside
Tue, 30 Mar '21
Subside
Thu, 25 Mar '21
Go from worse to bad, say
Tue, 16 Mar '21
Ease