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erudite
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
having or showing deep scholarly knowledge
  • Here the pale clergyman piled up his library, rich with parchment-bound folios of the Fathers, and the lore of Rabbis, and monkish erudition,
    Chapter 9 — The Leech (81% in)
erudition = deep scholarly knowledge

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • At all events, if it involved any secret information in regard to old Roger Chillingworth, it was in a tongue unknown to the erudite clergyman, and did but increase the bewilderment of his mind.
    Chapter 12 — The Minister's Vigil (86% in)

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