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Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

Always ready to ------- achievement, Miller was as eager to praise a new production as the more mean-spirited critics were to ------- it.

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The sentence contrasts the “eager” nature of Miller’s response to new productions with that of “more mean-spirited critics.” Since Miller tends to “praise a new production,” it makes sense to say that he “recognizes,” or acknowledges, achievement, while “mean-spirited critics” are more likely to “deride,” or ridicule, it.

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