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Choose the set  of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

Since 1813 reaction to Jane Austen's novels has oscillated between _______________ and condescension; but in general later writers have esteemed her works more highly than did most of her literary _____________.

  1. Dismissal, admirers
  2. Adoration, contemporaries
  3. Disapproval, readers
  4. Indifference, followers
  5. Approbation, precursors.
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Condescension would mean disdain here, so the first word should be a positive one - options 1, 3 and 4 out. Since the second sentence talks about "later writers" the best choice would be option 2.
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2.Adoration, contemporaries
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I think the asnwer is 4. Indifference, followers
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