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a tall perennial sedge (Cyperus papyrus) of the Nile valley

The meaning of the word papyrus is a tall perennial sedge (Cyperus papyrus) of the Nile valley.

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languishto be or become feeble, weak, or enervated
prosperto succeed in an enterprise or activity
circuitoushaving a circular or winding course
shrewany of a family (Soricidae) of small chiefly nocturnal insectivores related to the moles and distinguished by a long pointed snout, very small eyes, and short velvety fur
reclusemarked by withdrawal from society : solitary
parcheddeprived of natural moisture
betokento typify beforehand : presage
disarraya lack of order or sequence : confusion
catharticof, relating to, or producing catharsis