III. MEANS OF COMMUNICATING IDEAS
2. Conventional means; language generally; various qualities of style
[Nouns] plainness; simplicity, severity;
plain terms, plain English; Saxon English; household words
[Verbs] call a spade "a spade";
plunge in medias res; come to the point.
[Adjectives] plain, simple;
unornamented, unadorned, unvarnished; homely, homespun; neat; severe, chaste,
pure, Saxon; commonplace, matter-of-fact, natural, prosaic.
dry, unvaried, monotonous [more].
[Adverbs] in plain terms, in plain
words, in plain English, in plain common parlance; point-blank.