the correct answer is C. Gesticulated. the whole phrase is: During his speech, the guest speaker gesticulated wildly with his hands, distracting the audience from the important points he was trying to make.
Explanation: Gesticulate means to use gestures, especially theatrical ones, instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words, e.g.
"they were shouting and gesticulating frenetically at drivers who did not slow down"
the answer is definitely d. sorry for a late response.
the answer is a) a sentence of death costs the state "almost three times as much as a sentence of life in prison" (delon 147)