# Word Wall of Whimsical Wordy Whatchamacallits

I was making a particularly difficult word wall, when I misplaced all the words for it. Luckily, I still had the clues. However, poring through the clues, I realised that I had nine clues, yet my word wall had eight? Above all, I couldn't remember the words, so I couldn't remove the faulty clue. You'll just have to solve it for yourself.

Clue list:

reverse effect

alder trees

wavy

limbs

asian legume

curves

resembling a cross

battalion

vases

Your task is to assemble the definitions of 8 of these clues so that it forms a word ladder. One of the clues is fake, made to ruin your day. Enjoy!

However, I remembered that I had a hint towards solving this - and this was the hint:

This puzzle does not have an accent.

Hopefully you have better luck than I did!

EDIT for clarification:

All these words are in Merriam-Webster Dictionary

You may not change the length of the word in any way.

You may not change the same letter position twice in a row.

• Are the words all the same length? There are many types of word ladders, you should explain how this one works (i.e. can I add or subtract letters? Or only swap?) – Alex F Jun 23 '19 at 6:50
• should it be waves instead of wavy? – Omega Krypton Jun 23 '19 at 8:27
• tough puzzle but enjoyed it! +1ed – Omega Krypton Jun 23 '19 at 8:36

This is hard because it uses a lot of rare words...

reverse effect


undo

alder trees

wavy (should be waves??)


undy (thanks @RShields)

limbs


arms

asian legume

curves


arcs the fake one

resembling a cross


urdy (thanks @RShields)

battalion


army

vases