A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

TIMID

Thu, 9 May '24
Like a mouse
Sun, 7 Apr '24
Unlikely to make the first move
Thu, 28 Dec '23
Like a mouse
Thu, 27 Jul '23
Unlikely to speak first, say
Thu, 6 Jul '23
Not bold
Wed, 7 Sep '22
Lacking temerity
Wed, 16 Mar '22
Skittish