Sometimes, less is more.
Diane Hacker and Nancy Sommers have created a great little book called, A Pocket Style Manual.
This book includes a section on avoiding inflated phrases.
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Writing a summary of a complex work is good practice for being more concise in your own writing.
1. Write a precis of a complex work.
2. Then read your current work out loud.
3. Simplify inflated phrases.