7. visit, sojourn, stay, stopover; rest, pause, break.
8. lure, attraction, fascination, bewitchment, appeal,
9. need, occasion, cause, reason, justification; instigation, incitation.
10. phone call, Inf. ring, Inf. buzz.
call girl, n. prostitute, lady of the evening, woman of the profession, Mrs. Warren, Fr. fille de joie; demimondaine, demirep, loose woman, fallen woman, woman of ill repute, white slave; trollop, strumpet, Archaic. wench, trull, drab, quean; paramour, courtesan, mistress, concubine, kept woman, SI. doxy. See - prostitute (def. 1).
calling, n. 1. vocation, pursuit, mission, office; profession, occupation, business, employment, work, job; trade, craft, line, specialty, forte, me'tier, field, area of specialization.
2. summons, invitation, call. See - call (def. 6).
callous, adj. hard, hardened, indurate, indurated; thickskinned, pachydermatous; inured, hard-boiled, case-hardened, hard-nosed; insensitive, unfeeling, obdurate, unsympathetic, hard-hearted, cold; indifferent, apathetic, uncaring.
callow, adj. immature, inexperienced, green; unsophisticated, uninitiated, naive, innocent; sophomoric, juvenile, adolescent, childish, SI. kiddish, puerile, infantile; undeveloped, unformed, unripe.
calm, adj. 1. still, motionless, smooth, undis turbed, unagitated, quiet; windless, waveless, storm-less; stationary, becalmed; tranquil, serene, restful, reposeful, placid, peaceful, halcyon.
2. composed, collected, Inf. together, self-possessed; cool, cool-headed, self-controlled, passionless, im passive, dispassionate; easy-going, relaxed, even-tempered, imperturbable, unexcitable, unflappable; unexcited, unmoved, unperturbed; unruffled, staid, sedate; undemonstrative, unemotional, stoical, philosophical. -n. 3. motionlessness, stillness, quietness, quie tude, calmness; tranquillity, serenity, sereneness, placidness, placidity; repose, rest, reposefulness, restfulness, peace, peacefulness, harmony, harmoniousness.
4. composure, self-possession, coolness, dispassion; equanimity, poise, sang-froid; steadiness, self-control. -v. 5. soothe, allay, assuage, mollify, soften; quiet, still, compose, lull, hush; pacify, Iranquilize, smooth, settle, Inf. cool [s.o.] off; sedate/ opiate, narcotize, stupefy, dull, deaden; relax, loosen up, settle
down; placate, mediate, reconcile. __
6. defuse, depoliticize, devolatilize. ' .
calmness, n. 1. composure, self-possession. See - calm (def. 4).
2. motionlessness, stillness. See - calm (def. 3).
calumniate, v. 1. slander, libel, impute, asperse, insinuate, traduce, falsify, accuse falsely, misrepresent, belie; injure, abuse, assail, stab, insult, backbite, SI. badmouth, engage in personalities; slur, sully, defile, smear, smirch, besmirch, soil, blacken, taint, tarnish, attaint, blemish, smudge, stain, spot, brand, stigmatize, drag through the mud or mire, heap dirt upon, throw mud on, spatter, bespatter, SI. dump on.
2. defame, denigrate, vituperate, vilify, vilipend, scandalize, run down, berate, revile, malign, impugn, gibbet, criticize, pull to pieces, SI. do a hatchet job on, cut up, shred, give a bad name, speak ill of, speak evil of, hold up to scorn, sneer at, muckrake; belittle, detract, disparage, decry, deprecate, depreciate, derogate, devaluate, deflate; humiliate, humble, mortify, SI. put down.