It would seem that this is a feat that is without the usual 'bonus feat' restrictions. Such as how fighter bonus feats must be from a certain list, and so on. The feat you are selecting still has prerequisites itself, however you are unhindered in your selection because of a list.
This is my personal opinion on this rule, and how I would run it in a game.
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But it appears unanswered. I looked to other abilities for a precedent and I found examples both of explicitly saying prereqs must be met and prereqs don't need to
be met for other abilities that give feats. Sooooo... anyone have an answer besides "expect table variation/ask your GM" or "well I would run it this way..."?
As the title suggests, when choosing "any one feat" from applicable knowledge secret does the Loremaster have to meet the prerequisites for the feat?
I know it says "any one feat" but generally when a class can take a feat without meeting prerequisites it will specifically mention it.
The Loremaster has to meet the pre-reqs since the class ability does not give him a pass from the requirement.