Theory:

     Vetri found a job, and started to lead a normal life. But he always long to start a new construction company. But, he did not know how get money to start a company. No one was ready to lend him money. One day, as he discussed with his wife. His wife said, "Why don’t you ask your friend Asif? You often said that you were good friends." Vetri replied, "Yes, but he is in Chennai. He is very busy with his business, I don’t think it would be easy to meet him." Wife asked "Why don’t you give it a try?" Vetri said," I haven’t seen him for a long time. What will he think of me. If I ask him to help now." Wife said, "Then, forget the idea to start a new business." Vetri after deep thought decided to meet his friend. He told his wife about his decision and took the next available train to Chennai.

Explanation:
 
Vetri got a job and started living a normal life (as compared to his previous rich life). He always had the desire to start a new construction company, but he did not have the money to do so. Since he had already borrowed money and was unable to pay, he sold off his properties. Now, who will give him money again? No one was ready to lend him money. One day he was discussing this problem with his wife.
  
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Vetri discussed his problem with his wife.
  
His wife suggested him to ask his friend Asif because Vetri had mentioned earlier that Asif was a good friend. Vetri replied that his friend Asif would be busy with his business in Chennai. Vetri's wife insisted that he should try asking his help. Vetri hesitated; he said it had been a long time since he saw him, and he wondered what his friend would think of him if he asked help from suddenly after a long time. Vetri's wife gave up, and she told him to forget the idea of starting the new business. After thinking deeply, Vetri decided to seek help from his friend. He informed his wife about the decision and started to Chennai in the next available train.
 
Meanings of difficult words:
 
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decidedhaving clear opinion
Reference:
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2019). Term-1 English Standard-8. Friendship(pp. 104-118). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.