1: The quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship
From a young age, Brian showed great erudition. Any problem set before him was solved instantly. He graduated from high school at age ten and got a bachelor degree at age fourteen. The government fell over themselves offering him a job. They wanted to snag him before some private company did.
Or worse, another government did.
But Brian refused all offers. He didn’t want to deal with the red tape of bureaucracy. Plus, it was booooooring. He would much rather sit at his computer and work on the world he was designing. After all, it would soon replace this one.