Vocabulary: Prefer the short word to the long

Parastratiosphecomyia sphecomyioides 
or  soldier fly? (Source: wiki.com) 
From The King's English, by Henry Watson Fowler and Francis George Fowler:


Prefer the short word to the long.

Below are faulty examples. The word or phrase which follows in parenthesis is a suggested correction to the sentence.
1. One of the most important reforms mentioned in the rescript is the unification of the organization of the judicial institutions and the guarantee for all the tribunals of the independence necessary for securing to all classes of the community equality before the law.—Times. (is that of the Courts, which need a uniform system, and the independence without which it is impossible for all men to be equal before the law) 

 2. I merely desired to point out the principal reason which I believe exists for the great exaggeration which is occasionally to be observed in the estimate of the importance of the contradiction between current Religion and current Science put forward by thinkers of reputation.—Balfour. (why, in my opinion, some well-known thinkers make out the contradiction between current religion and current science to be so much more important than it is)
3. Sir,—Will you permit me to homologate all you say today regarding that selfish minority of motorists who...—Times. (agree with)
4. On the Berlin Bourse today the prospect of a general strike was cheerfully envisaged.—Times. (faced)

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