liaison- communication or cooperation that facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations.
propensity- an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.
predilection- a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something.
denature- take away or alter the natural qualities of.
bourgeois- of or characteristic of the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.
status quo- the existing state of affairs, esp. regarding social or political issues.
neurotic- suffering from, caused by, or relating to neurosis.
tenet- a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
ardor- enthusiasm or passion.
affluent- having a great deal of money; wealthy.
discern- perceive or recognize something.
halcyon- denoting a period of time in the past that was idyllically happy and peaceful.
pejorative- expressing disapproval.
stentorian- (of a person's voice) loud and powerful.
covert- not openly acknowledged or displayed.
ensconced- establish or settle (someone) in a comfortable, safe, or secret place.
enmity- the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.