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

  Pundit \Pun"dit\, n. [Hind. pandit, Skr. pandita a learned man.]
     A learned man; a teacher; esp., a Brahman versed in the
     Sanskrit language, and in the science, laws, and religion of
     the Hindoos; in Cashmere, any clerk or native official.
     [Written also pandit.] [India]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly
           field [syn: initiate, learned person, pundit,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  84 Moby Thesaurus words for "pundit":
     Brahman, Ramwat, abecedarian, academician, aficionado, amateur,
     authority, bairagi, bashara, bhikhari, bhikshu, bookman, buff,
     certified teacher, classicist, clerk, colossus of knowledge,
     connoisseur, critic, dilettante, docent, doctor, dominie, don,
     educationist, educator, expert, fan, fellow, freak, genius,
     giant of learning, guide, guru, humanist, instructor,
     learned clerk, learned man, literary man, litterateur,
     lover of learning, maestro, man of learning, man of letters,
     master, mastermind, melamed, mentor, mine of information, mullah,
     nut, pandit, pedagogist, pedagogue, philologist, philologue,
     philomath, philosophe, philosopher, polyhistor, polymath,
     preceptor, professor, pujari, purohit, rabbi, sannyasi, savant,
     scholar, scholastic, schoolkeeper, schoolman, schoolmaster,
     schoolteacher, specialist, starets, student, teacher,
     technical expert, technician, vairagi, walking encyclopedia, yogi,

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