I would normally leave this for the phonetics experts but as you seem to be in a hurry I'll give you an answer based on my own pronunciation.
The short answer to your question is, no, they are not pronounced the same.
I pronounce "word" close to "herd" and "third".
I pronounce "ward" close to "Ford" and "board".
I hope that's helpful.
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