A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

AQUA

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