The very essence of; the inherent nature of something or someone.
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin quidditas, from Latin quid ‘what’.
“It is the quiddity of a shark to harm those in its territory.”
“It’s just part of his quiddities and quirks.”
Rampallion (noun) (rare) (archaic)
A ruffian, a villain, a rascal.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. Origin uncertain. Perhaps from ramp + -allion, perhaps showing alteration of rascallion by association with ramp. Perhaps compare later ramscallion, rapscallion, tatterdemalion.