A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AWOL

Tue, 17 May '22
Wanted, but nowhere to be found
Mon, 6 Dec '21
Someone sought by mil. police
Mon, 29 Nov '21
Soldier who deserted
Sun, 24 Oct '21
Missing
Thu, 2 Sep '21
Like someone receiving baseless accusations, maybe?
Sun, 7 Feb '21
Inexplicably missing, say
Thu, 14 Jan '21
Missing