And English, so rich in theory, but so poor in realization, the poverty of day-to-day language and ideas.

For a few ideas that get you out of the box, try:

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schadenfreude

and, rather the opposite: http://matadornetwork.com/life/35-untranslatable-words-describe-nuances-love/

Favorites: L'esprit de Escalier, Saudade, Koi No Yokan (that seems like 3 words to me...meh, Japanese...), Wabi-Sabi (2 words again), Aware, Mamihlapinatapai, there are more, find them and send them on...