A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

LIT

Tue, 30 Nov '21
Happenin', modernly
Sun, 17 Oct '21
Kid ___
Sat, 7 Aug '21
Awesome, slangily
Sun, 11 Jul '21
Word following English or green
Sat, 19 Jun '21
Hoppin', in modern lingo
Thu, 15 Apr '21
Happening, in slang
Tue, 23 Mar '21
Like candles before singing "Happy Birthday"
Sat, 27 Feb '21
"Let's get ___!" (party cry)