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the commentariat

noun

the group of people who regularly write about subjects in the news or discuss them on television

walking encyclopedia

noun

informal someone who has a lot of knowledge

expert

noun

someone who has a particular skill or who knows a lot about a particular subject

authority

noun

someone who is considered an expert in a particular subject

specialist

noun

someone whose training, education, or experience makes them an expert in a particular subject

consultant

noun

an expert or a professional person whose job is to give help and advice on a particular subject

professional

noun

someone who has special skills and qualifications

intellectual

noun

someone who is well educated and interested in art, science, literature, etc. at an advanced level

observer

noun

someone whose opinions are broadcast or published because they know a lot about a particular subject

pundit

noun

someone who is an expert in a subject, and is often asked to talk to the public about that subject

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adept

noun

someone who is very skilled at doing something or who knows a lot about something

a fount of knowledge/wisdom/advice/ideas, etc.

literary a person, organization, book etc. that provides a lot of information, advice, or ideas

a man/woman of the world

a man/woman who has had a lot of experience of life and is not easily shocked by things such as immoral or unusual behavior

a walking encyclopedia

someone who knows a lot about many different things

brain trust

noun

American a group of experts who advise an organization or government

buff

noun

someone who is very interested in and knows a lot about a particular subject

child prodigy

noun

a child who is extremely skillful at something that usually only adults can do

class act

noun

informal a person or group with great style and skill

cognoscenti

noun

mainly literary people who are experts in a particular subject

connoisseur

noun

someone who knows a lot about a particular thing and enjoys it a lot

cosmopolitan

noun

someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience of many different countries and cultures

elite

noun

the best or most skillful people in a group

generalist

noun

someone who knows a lot about a wide range of subjects

gentlewoman

noun

an old word for a woman who was well educated or from a high social class

gourmet

noun

someone who knows a lot about good food and wine

grad

noun

informal a graduate

graduate

noun

someone who has a degree from a university or college

graduate

noun

American someone who has finished their studies at a high school, college, or university

high priest

noun

mainly journalism the man who has the most experience or knowledge about something

high priestess

noun

mainly journalism the woman who has the most experience or knowledge about something

hired gun

noun

an expert who is employed to solve a problem

the intelligentsia

noun

the people in a society who are the best educated and the most interested in art, science, literature, etc. at an advanced level

kahuna

noun

informal someone who is very important or who knows a lot, especially about computers

licentiate

noun

formal someone who has an official qualification from a particular institution

literati

noun

mainly journalism people who know a lot about books or whose job is writing or publishing books

luminary

noun

formal one of the people most admired in a particular profession

mallam

noun

West African an educated man

maven

noun

American an expert in a particular subject

the old boy network

noun

a system by which men who went to the same school or college, who are members of the same club, or who know the same people, use their influence to help each other

old-timer

noun

someone who has a lot of knowledge and experience because they have been doing something for a long time

Ph.D.

noun

someone who has a Ph.D. degree

pro

noun

informal someone who has a lot of experience at something and can do it very well

professional

noun

someone who has a lot of skill or training

sophisticate

noun

someone who knows a lot about things such as culture, fashion, and the modern world

superior

noun

formal someone who is more skillful than you at an activity

technocrat

noun

a scientist or other technical expert with a high position in industry or government

veteran

noun

someone who has a lot of experience doing a particular activity

warhorse

noun

informal someone who has a lot of experience in dealing with difficult problems, for example an experienced politician or soldier

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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