"I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words, and brief sentences. That is the way to write English – it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; and don't let the fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in.
"When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them – then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when close together. They give strength when they are wide apart."
Mark Twain, in a letter to a 12-year-old boy.
Some of my least favourite adjectives:
And my least favourite adverbs: