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

  Literate \Lit"er*ate\ (l[i^]t"[~e]r*[asl]t), a. [L. litteratus,
     literatus. See Letter.]
     Instructed in learning, science, or literature; learned;
     lettered.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The literate now chose their emperor, as the military
           chose theirs.                            --Landor.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Literate \Lit"er*ate\, n.
     1. One educated, but not having taken a university degree;
        especially, such a person who is prepared to take holy
        orders. [Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A literary man.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  literate
      adj 1: able to read and write [ant: illiterate]
      2: versed in literature; dealing with literature [ant:
         illiterate]
      3: knowledgeable and educated in one or several fields;
         "computer literate"
      n 1: a person who can read and write [syn: literate, literate
           person]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  30 Moby Thesaurus words for "literate":
     Brahmin, abstruse, brainworker, civilized, cultivated, cultured,
     deep, educated, egghead, encyclopedic, erudite, highbrow,
     intellect, intellectual, intellectualist, learned, lettered,
     mandarin, pansophic, polyhistoric, polymath, polymathic, profound,
     scholarly, scholastic, studious, thinker,
     white-collar intellectual, wise, wise man
  
  

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