A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

RICH

Thu, 2 Dec '21
Like chocolate mousse
Fri, 26 Nov '21
Like angel investors and devil's food cake
Sun, 27 Jun '21
Laughable
Mon, 17 May '21
Like the 1%
Thu, 8 Apr '21
Deep-pocketed
Fri, 26 Mar '21
Like sauces in French cuisine, typically