The New York Times Book Design Review described famed designer, Paul Rand, as “erudite”. I had to look up the definition of the word. dictionary.com says “erudite” is “characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly”. Ah yes, Paul Rand was quite the eruditian. Now make sure you listen to the audio sample on dictionary.com. You would not sound erudite by pronouncing “erudite” incorrectly.