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.
resembling a cross
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.