A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AQUA

Sun, 18 Sep '22
Pool shade
Fri, 15 Apr '22
Soft shade
Tue, 15 Feb '22
Ocean shade
Thu, 12 Aug '21
Shade akin to turquoise
Tue, 1 Jun '21
Greenish blue
Thu, 8 Apr '21
Watery shade
Thu, 25 Feb '21
Shade at the beach
Mon, 4 Jan '21
Lead-in to "man" in superhero-dom