In my experience...
- Inhibition is commonly used in different ways, say to render difficult, or to hide, to restrict or hinder, etc.
- Exhibition can be something like making and art show, presentations, to display or demonstrate, etc.
However, can these be used as antonyms? When looking the construction of the words say the prefixes of "in" v.s. "ex" (generally in and out), I wonder if these words have evolved in a way where the direct use of the deconstructed can be used in the same literal sense as one would have it today, say the 21st century?
Particularly, if I use these words in the following sentence, would it be incorrect or somewhat ambiguous?
Alcohol can cause reduced inhibition (behavioral). Alcohol allows the exhibition of one's true unfiltered personality.