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 for erudite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  erudite \er"u*dite\ ([e^]r"[-u]*d[imac]t; 135), a. [L. eruditus,
     p. p. of erudire to free from rudeness, to polish, instruct;
     e out + rudis rude: cf. F. ['e]rudit. See Rude.]
     Characterized by extensive reading or knowledge; well
     instructed; learned. "A most erudite prince." --Sir T. More.
     "Erudite . . . theology." --I. Taylor. -- er"u*dite`ly,
     adv. -- er"u*dite`ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having or showing profound knowledge; "a learned jurist";
             "an erudite professor" [syn: erudite, learned]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "erudite":
     abstruse, civilized, cultivated, cultured, deep, educated,
     encyclopedic, learned, lettered, literate, pansophic, polyhistoric,
     polymath, polymathic, profound, scholarly, scholastic, studious,
     well-read, wise

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